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Winter Quiet – oil pastel


I’ve waited over a year to paint this scene – the early evening colors of winter at the farm in its natural surrounding really attracted me.  This painting may well be a contender for our Christmas card. Winter Quiet, an … Continue reading

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Snow Colors Sample 2014, #1


Here is my first snow colors study for 2014.  It takes me some practice to reprogram my mind to think about the color of snow used for shadows and sun light – it’s all a mind game I suppose, but … Continue reading

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Mist at the Reservoir, oil pastel


Today’s painting concentrates on rising mist, always fun to see if the oil pastels will produce the effect I was looking for. Mist at the Reservoir (8×10), is an oil pastel painted on blue-tinted heavy card stock using mainly Senneliers … Continue reading

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Orchard Blossoms, oil pastel


I grew up around apple and cherry orchards, most summers you could find me out there picking the fruit for a summer job.  Nice way to earn extra money, but oh it was exhausting and dirty (from the sprays and … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – rocks/boulders: The Range, #15


Well now I finally reached the end of the 15-painting rock/boulder challenge – took a bit more time than anticipated but I’m happy that I undertook it. The Range, (6×8) oil pastel was completed on cream tinted Mi-Teintes Pastel paper … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge, Rocks/Boulders – #10 Chagrin Falls, OH


#10 in my challenge is a scene from Chagrin Falls, OH – what attracted me about the scene was the stack of rocks highlighted by the beautiful waterfalls. Chagrin Falls, an oil pastel (7×5) was painted on black Mi-Teintes Pastel … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders Studies: #8 Foreside Cove


This scene is natures way of saying, slow down and enjoy   .  .  . Foreside Cove painting (oil pastel, 4×6) is of an inlet that is located at the end of our street in Maine – such a beautiful place.  … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders: #7 Slanted Rocks, oil pastels


Slanted Rocks is #7 in my personal challenge of studying rocks/boulders. The oil pastel is 5×7 painted on beige Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper – using mainly Senneliers and Neopastels.  I wanted something complex and challenging, exactly what I got with this … Continue reading

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Personal Challenge – Rocks/Boulders Studies: #5 Riverbed Rocks


Thank you for checking in, as I continue on this torturous journey of painting rocks.  I’m forcing to do something that is so uncomfortable and a real challenge.  Hard to wrap my mind around the shapes and colors of rocks … Continue reading

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Floating, oil pastel


This painting was started last weekend, but a few things interrupted my concentration and I had to set it aside for a bit. Floating, an oil pastel (14×11) is painted on a gesso prepared hardboard using a variety of oil … Continue reading

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